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Update on the farm bill

- Analysis
As IFPA launches a major campaign to preserve funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the 2023 (whoops—2024) farm bill, it could be helpful to look back and see what is going on with it now.

Farm bill could be pushed back to 2025

- Analysis
The political outlook for 2024 and beyond was the subject of a Virtual Town Hall sponsored by the International Fresh Produce Association on November 29.

The farm bill’s long to-do list

- Analysis
The big news to hit the agricultural community over the past few days is the one-year extension of the federal farm bill, enacted by Congress and signed by President Biden on November 16.

Frank talk about the farm bill

- Analysis
The produce industry might want to distinguish what it wants in the farm bill from what it can get.

Inside the farm bill politics

- Featured
The farm bill was the hottest topic during the International Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference September 12-15.

IFPA Washington Conference to address these policy issues

- General News
These are just a few of the pivotal issues that attendees will confront at IFPA’s 2023 Washington Conference, September 12-15 in Washington, DC.

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance advocates farm bill initiatives

- General News
The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, this week endorsed the following legislation that will be considered during the 2023 Farm Bill discussions:

The farm bill hearing: mushrooms and the zero-sum game

- Analysis
Mushrooms, surprisingly, were a main theme of last week’s Senate farm bill hearing on specialty crops. And not just the kind you put in your beef stroganoff.

Frey Farms CEO joins National Ag Campaign Advisory Council

- General News
Sarah Frey, Founder and CEO of Frey Farms, and a best-selling author, has been appointed a member of U.S. Representative, and House Committee on Agriculture Chair, Glenn “GT” Thompson’s (R-PA) National Agriculture Campaign Advisory Council (NCAC). 

Farm bill opened for public comments

- General News
The House Agriculture Committee is inviting public comments on the 2023 farm bill, which is due to replace the current farm bill, passed in 2018 and expires September 30.